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4 of Top 5 Chicago Gay Bars In Edgewater

bars_300x277.2.1With 2013 ending, 4 of the top 5 Gay bars in Chicago are in Edgewater/Andersonville according to Yelp. It shows a popularity shift from larger Boystown bars to smaller neighborhood bars such as Marty’s Martini Bar and long time watering hole veteran Big Chicks. Here are the results:

No. 1 — Marty’s Martini Bar
From Ryan L:
It’s a small yet successful bar located just of the main strip. I have to say the drinks are amazing! Servers have been friendly thus far and the owner is a great guy and a hoot. I went with a few friends for a couple drinks before heading out to Sidetracks for s fun musical monday, and it is exactly we needed. It was relaxing and elegant. I would highly recommend checking it out!

No. 2 — Mary’s Attic
From John M:
I can’t say enough how much I LOVE the staff at this bar. Always friendly and strangely all attractive. I almost exclusively come here for karaoke and the outrageously huge song selection with the ability to change the key of the song. (Something you don’t get everywhere)
The drinks are free pour so if you treat your bartenders well, they will treat you well. The food is typical bar food, but the drinks, friendly staff, clientele, and laughs more than make up for the food menu. Definitely worth a wednesday/sunday night venture! And Sunday is $3 domestics and $4 wells! 

No. 3 — Big Chicks
From Sneha P:
Funky decor, good cheap wine (I tried the pinot noir), friendly service, and nice people. Didn’t try the food, but it looked good (we were there on a weeknight.) Very no frills etc etc, but they don’t bother you if you grab a table and chill. It looks and feels like what I’d imagine a gay dive bar to be.

No. 4 — Sidetrack
From Robert S:
This is my favorite Gay Bar in Chicago’s Boystown…. It has several areas, some open, some cozy, some with videos, some with great seating.    At least 5 different bar stations are scattered around a large area that on a busy day, is all PACKED !!

No. 5 — Parlour On Clark
From Mike K:
So this is my hangout…its the place I go to for drinks. Dakota is one cool gay bartending dude. Plus he usually plays the coolest videos or movies while rockin’ out in the dj booth. And while there’s always the hope of some patrons getting super drunk and making out or maybe, just maybe thinking the big black guy might be fun to join us…im there for the giant sexy arms of bartender Erin. anyways, i suggest going for those who want a chill relaxed time with good music. plus its a great atmosphere…not to mention the best egg nog drinks in the world.


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